The 64th annual Grammy Awards kicked off live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday night, hosted by Trevor Noah.
Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak’s, Silk Sonic started music’s biggest night, with a smooth performance of their hit “777.” The duo also won big, taking home the Grammy for each of the four categories they were nominated for, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Leave the Door Open.”
Lil Nas X got the crowd hype with mixture of songs from his debut album MONTERO, including “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow, who joined him.
Legendary rap icon Nas performed a medley of his hits over the years including 2001’s “One Mic,” 2002’s “Made You Look,” and “Rare” from his 2021 album King’s Disease II, which was nominated for Album of the Year.
John Legend, joined by three women from Ukraine — an instrumentalist, a vocalist, and a third who delivered a spoken word — led a moving performance of the spiritual “Go Down, Moses.”
The multi-talented H.E.R. sang her hits “Damage” and “We Made It,” before Travis Barker and Lenny Kravitz hopped on stage with her for a cover of Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”
Other notable moments during the ceremony included Jazmine Sullivan winning Best R&B Album for Heaux Tales, where she explained, “I think that I wrote this project to deal with my own thing… but what it ended up being was a safe space for Black women to tell their stories.”
Also, Doja Cat getting emotional as she and SZA, who hobbled to the stage on crutches due to an undisclosed injury, accepted the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More.”
“Damn, I like to down play s*** but… it’s a big deal,” Doja said as she wiped away tears. Doja nearly missed accepting the award after she stepped away to use the bathroom.
Jon Batiste — the top nominee going into the night — took home Album of the Year for We Are, in addition to winning four trophies during the pre-show.
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